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>> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney near napa where a grass fire turns to burn in the wine country. buildings have been destroyed. the main problem is out of control of firefighters. i'll explain in a live report. let me rewrite unfortunate news for the firefighters red flag warnings extended to 9:00. rain and cooler weather on the way. >> reporter: i'm amy hollyfield live in oakland. teachers nurses even a bay area mayor will be marching today as part of occupy oakland's general strike. some estimating it could be the largest demonstration since the vietnam war. >> your morning commute to have a great start that fire in napa has shutdown some
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streets. details coming up. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. firefighters in napa county hoping this morning's winds will die down and allow them to surgeon the wildfire burning near silverado canyon. that blaze has destroyed one home. terry mcsweeney is live in napa county with the story. terry, how blustery is it up there now? >> reporter: well we got some breeze. i was reading on the wires on the way up here things were calm, but they are not that is the main concern for firefighters. let's talk to the assistant fire chief, the concern you have now got to be the winds which are blowing again up here a bit. >> correct. the winds are still blowing. much less than they were last night when the fire started thankfully. we still had that perfect day yesterday for fire behavior with low humidities fairly warm temperatures for this time of year and very high winds.
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>> reporter: let's look at pictures of the fire last night. how big is the fire? give me an idea of what you guys are up against? >> we have not an exact count we believe it is less than 100 acres. we get a better count when daylight shows up. right now we are continuing to work on the hot spots around the fire making sure none of those embers cross the lines and escape. >> reporter: the damage so far? >> unfortunately one residence did burn to the gun. a number of out-buildings we haven't got a total count one large four-car at a different residence. there was some destruction. >> reporter: burning close to vineyards too? >> correct. this is wine country. we have vineyards up here. the fire burned close to a number of them. i'm not sure if there has been damage to any of the vines or the grapes have been picked already. it did burn close to some of the vineyards. >> reporter: assistant fire chief thank you for being
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here itch there have been no injuries -- here. there have been no injures. a lot depends on the weather. let's check in with mike. the fastest winds i could fine were up in some of the higher elevations to the northeast of napa valley where winds are originating 20 to 25 miles per hour. that's why the red flag warning was extended a couple more hours. winds aren't as bad as last night but still out there north 29 fairfield the fastest in some of our valleys everybody else around 10 miles per hour still above 1,000 feet we need to worry about the high fire danger until 9:00 this morning diablo range east bay hills and north bay mountains. . winds are likely the cause of power outages around the bay area. an the peak 2500 east bay customers lost power last night. pg&e says most got their power back overnight.
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the lights are still out for 3 -- 300 customers. your commute could be disrupted any time today due to a general strike called for by occupy oakland protesters. thousands are expected to turn out to add their voices to the movement. amy hollyfield is live at frank ogawa plaza. the impact could stretch from downtown businesses to the busy port? >> reporter: and to the schools it should be everywhere that's what they are calling for. there's a lot of energy here at the occupy oakland camp this morning. there's excitement about outside support also concern that support will only last one day. they believe to make a difference people need to be showing up at this camp everyday. downtown businesses are expecting the strike to have a huge impact. some are shutting down today to avoid confrontations. others closed in solidarity with the movement occupy oakland hopes people will help make a statement to the 1% of wealthiest americans by walking off the job or out of
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schools today. but, the protesters who have been camped out since the beginning hope the outside support will last longer than just today. >> even if you are not 1%, you might have, you should give some people could support it as a whole. so people could feel like a community, not just a person that has and comes and goes home. it should be a 24 hour movement not a weekend battle against the system. >> reporter: they hope the biggest statement today will happen at the port of oakland. they plan to shut it down tonight by 7:00. they hope to get there by 7:00 and close it . the port director says workers will not be encouraged or discouraged from exercising their first amendment rights. nurses union encouraging members to strike today. more than 250 teachers in oakland called in for substitutes. kids are being encouraged to walk out of school. richmond's mayor will be here marching. a lot of support, thousands
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expected. some are saying it could be the biggest demonstration since the vietnam war. amy hollyfield abc7 news. because of that your commute may be affected. bart and ac transit prepared for possible disruptions downtown oakland. both agencies are putting out the word urging customers to plan ahead we'll have up to the minute information on abc7news.com/traffic. 5:06. state peels court has upheld a judge's decision to limit movements of 15 suspected gang members in north oakland. the court says correct evidence supports a judge's ruling last year that the northside oakland is a criminal street gang. the injunction limits movements and contacts of the 15 suspected gang members within a 100 block area of north oakland. it also subjects them to a 10 p.m. customer view. a group of stanford law professors submitted a state
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ballot initiatives that will put new limits on california's three strikes law. changing the existing three strikes law to restrict life sentences to those who commit a serious or violent felony. still allows for murderers rapists and child molesters to be put away for life for any felony. it affects -- [ unintelligible ] they make up 6% of the prison population but cost 100 million dollars annually in health care costs. as they get older and need more medical attention itch if you received an e-mail alerting you that the credit card information on your clipper card is about to expire be on an earth . 1700 other transit -- be on alert. 1700 other transit riders have received that e-mail. it showed e-mail address of all recipients. they are apologizing for the
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mistake which has angered many. officials with the transit fare program want to assure ride there's credit card numbers and account information was never compromised. 5:08. let's talk to mike. i don't know if you feel breezier when you came in? >> not a lot. but gusts up to 25 miles-an-hour? >> many so of our hills east bay hills up to 30 mount diablo 40 45 winds still lurking at higher elevations not as fast as yesterday evening. i wouldn't say it looked like a tornado had come through but there was a lot of debris in the form of twigs leaves branches. wife was talking about within section got down to juan lane because such a big tree branch had fallen. -- you can see to the north until it gets here slowly
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calming conditions. temperatures now in the 40s to near 60s. we are all over the place depending on sheltered from the wind 40s still breezy in your area when you walk out in the 60s all in the low to mid 70s by the afternoon high clouds and sunshine. by this time tomorrow showers will be developing around the bay. even thunderstorms in the forecast as we head into friday. another chance of showers sunday. good morning. your roadways off to a nice start. no accidents slowing you down. let's do a bridge check live look at bay bridge toll plaza things seem to be moving fine as you make your2x san francisco. golden gate bridge traffic flowing freely in both directions. fire in napa county has shutdown some streets. loma vista drive closed at
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soda canyon road and silverado trail and chimney rock road. expect delays through there. 5:10. still aide good gored. san francisco -- good gourd! san francisco restaurant reports bizarre halloween theft. connection between breast cancer and drinking a little of alcohol. embarrassed but under tered. the man who predicted the end of the world is making more
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worries about greece uncertainty about the bailout is depressing stock markets worldwide. investors were surprised bay the call for a referendum on the deal if defeated greece could default on is debt. bank of america got the message scrapping controversial debit card fee. customers were outraged some closed their accounts. other major banks cancelled plans for similar fees. >> we hear from bernanke later today about the central banks two days of meeting most don't affect major policy decisions but will release an updated economic forecast. some of the wealthiest in the country in congress. the collective net worth of our representatives and senators is more than two billion dollars a 25% increase in just two years. that's america's money i'm rob
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nelson. 5:13. san mateo county stands to reap benefits we the america's cup race sails in. county supervisors were briefed last night about the 1.4 billion dollars worth of economic benefits. visitors will stay at hotels and visit tourist attractions. the california travel and tourism commission estimates 30% of visitors to san francisco will also travel to other destinations in the region. this morning a san francisco woman is back in her home after breaking into the house she lost to foreclosure. 11 homes have been facing foreclosure including her former home from which she w! evicted in january. a crowd of about 50 people marched that block in the bay view yesterday chanting against bank bailouts and home foreclosures. gauge says she was defrauded by her lender. >> you asked me the question
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why are you doing this i am here today because i am reclaiming my home. >> check of court records shows in november of 2006 gauge took out a $525,000 adjustable rate mortgage that started at 12%. her first payment was due two months later. attorneys for the company that now owns the mortgage says gauge has never made a payment and she has declared bankruptcy multiple times. the san jose city council has unanimous lay proved new 30 year growth plan. the plan called envision san jose 2040 emphasizes jobs before housing. it calls for retrofiting 180 square miles with urban villages to reduce reliance on cars. the vote was 9-0 in favor of the plan with two councilmembers out of town public input including postings at libraries asking residents how the city should grow. the oakland radio ministry
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that predicted the end of the world is addressing why it did not end on october 21st. evangelist says his misprediction was embarrassing for the family radio but continued to say god was this charge of everything. the 90-year-old is now working on more predictions. last spring his organization spent millions on advertising mostly billboards saying a huge earthquake would does -- would destroy earth on may 21st. he said he miscalculated and october 21st was the real day. new research suggesting there's a connection between light drinking and a higher risk of breast cancer. doctors found that women who drank three alcoholic beverages a week face a 15% getter chance of developing breast cancer compared with women who don't drink. the study followed more than 100,000 nurses over a 30 year period.
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experts caution there could be other factors light drinkers may be less active or have unhealthy diets. san francisco restaurant investigating a giant pumpkin caper. employees got to work sunday at the market bar restaurant in the ferry building they discovered someone had cut an eight inch hole in their 1400 pound squash. that is not the worst of it the culprit took the seeds from inside the giant pumpkin. seeds that could be worth thousands of dollars. >> vandalism would have destroyed the pumpkin or made a hole in the front or taken a whack at it or grounded it up. this was rather carefully done. so i'm thinking it is an industrial espionage. >> luckily the restaurant was able to rescue four seeds from the pumpkin. the napa valley grower of the mutilated pumpkin won this year's half moon bay festival with a 1700 pound giant. >> who would think you need to protect a pumpkin?
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>> you have to hire your own security force. >> industrials knowledge you think of high-tech like facebook or something like that. >> i think this person may be easy to spot when there's a 2,000 pound pumpkin growing in the backyard. >> good point. it will need rain to grow too that's what we have on the way. good morning. 5:18. looking down from sutro tower winds aren't fast around 900 feet once you get a couple hunt feet above that winds gusting 20 up to 45 50 miles per hour that's why the red flag warning continues until 9:00. it has been extended extra three hours in the north bay mountains east bay hills and diablo range. temperatures are all over the place. sheltered areas in the 40s santa rosa novato fremont 50s nap park concord and okay livermore, san jose los gatos
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redwood city 52 monterey upper 40s santa cruz. 42 gilroy. mostly sunny calmer today. showers tomorrow and much cooler weather. cooler weather will hang around through tuesday. we could have more wet weather saturday better chance sunday. best chance probably tomorrow and friday. for today high clouds sunshine low to mid 70s with 75 that will be the warmest around antioch santa cruz santa rosa palo alto san jose santa cruz 76. 75 watsonville and 78 in gilroy. tonight calmer conditions before the clouds roll in we could hit upper 30s in the north bay valleys, a lot of news the 40s possibly 50 around oakland and san francisco high pressure moving away pressure gradient
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relaxing door opening for cooler air coming straight down from the gulf of alaska. here's how it plays you. today is fine the big story is the transition from the fire danger the dry air and warm conditions to the rain that starts moving into the north bay by tomorrow morning. showers sweep south across the bay area during the afternoon hours a clap of thunder possible as we head into friday the strongest storms will remain offshore over the ocean during this event. saturday morning still a possibility of frost in north bay valleys set clocks back saturday night before going to bed change the batteries in detectors. more rain sunday monday, tuesday cooler than average. have a great day. we have a problem in mass transit. ace train number 1 rough start reporting 13 minute delays.
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muni bart, cal train ac transit all running on schedule. service could be impacted later due to the strike planned in oakland. allow yourself extra time if you are planning on using mass transit. that fire in napa county has shutdown some roads loma vista drive closed at soda canyon and. for the latest traffic go to abc7news.com/traffic. it is 5:21. next the serious new problem facing operators of a tsunami-damaged nuke year power plant in japan. the defendant rests in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. what experts.
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there could be a new problem with the fukushima power plant in japan. officials redecked a radioactive gas leak -- dash the tokyo electric power company says there is no rise in the reactor's temperature, pressure or radiation levels. [ unintelligible ] closing arguments set
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tomorrow in the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor. defense attorneys and prosecutors called their final witnesses yesterday. the jury will not hear from dr. murray. he told the judge he has decided not to testify in his own defense. >> he would have had a lot of explaining on all the sorts of aspects of misconduct that he didn't want to go through it. >> murray is accused of giving jackson a deadly dose of propofol. the final defense witness testified that jackson would not have required around the clock money . a prosecution rebuttal witness countered that propofol should not be used outside of a hospital. 5:25 is our time. one of the creative geniuses at emeryville's pixar has a new honor. john lassiter has a star on the hollywood walk of fame. he has decked toy story cars
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and cars two. he was joined by some of the stars of those films. yesterday's ceremony came on the same day that cars two was released on dvd. pixar is owned by disney and disney is the parent company of abc 7. 5:26. two developing news stories this morning. a wind whipped wildfire burns one home and forces dozens to evacuate near napa. we are live with the latest from the frontlines. occupy oakland says its plan is in place for today's general strike. we'll show you who will feel the impact most. live from the occupy camp. >> good news if you are traveling by plane. all major airports on time right now many check out denver snowing again rain in kansas city omaha minneapolis, st. paul chicago do it could see delays there. temperatures look -- detroit, could see delays there.
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forecast. nice and quiet in morning for your commute. delays in mass transit. details coming up. 5:29. mike's microphone was off a bit. he said the red flag warning has been extended we'll tell you when until. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. the weather may keep firefighters at bay for a few hours longer because high winds are not going to dissipate by 6:00 as first predicted that could mean trouble for fires trying to surround that 90 acre wildfire burning outside of napa. terry mcsweeney is there. the fire has already claimed one building? >> reporter: it has claimed one house and a number of other buildings including a four-car we are told. we are -- four-car we are told. red flag warning extend that is the main problem they are facing low humidity and the
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winds they had yesterday and take a look at what you end with up, a grass fire in not too far from nap park a couple miles north of napa. silverado trail and soda canyon road. the cause of this fire believed to be a downed powerline that started the fire fanned by winds, 25 mile owes per hour at least we are told by the fire -- told by the fire department. one house destroyed as well as several out-buildings. no s of injuries. listen to a -- resident. >> i looked outside and saw huge flames. [ inaudible ] get up we got to get out quickly. we could tell we had a tiny bit of time we gathered up a few things. in a few moments the police were there and told us to evacuate. >> reporter: again the fire
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50% contained now. it has burned between 50 and 100 acres. one house destroyed dozens evacuated from this area. full con tamement expected 8:00 this morning. -- full containment expected 8:00 this morning. if the weather cooperates which are talking about winds which are beginning to blow a little bit now. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. those high winds knocked down several trees and wires in the east bay last night. 911 received numerous calls of trees down in oakland and san leandro. this tree crashed on to a car on east 14th street between sunny side and stokes avenue at about 10:15 last night. the tree smashed the driver's side window. let's get the latest from mike. i was checking higher elevations in the north bay valleys running around 20 25 miles per hour some of that is
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downsloping into the valley where terry is. five miles per hour at the airport, 11 mile per hour wind in the city. gusts around 28 fairfield winds have made it to the coast gusting to 37° at half moon bay. lower elevations still mainly below 10 miles per hour. above 1,000 feet where the red flag warning begins we still have fire danger until 9:00 this morning. diablo east bay and north bay mountains. full for was in a minute. -- fill forecast in a minute. 5:33. today you won't have to go anywhere near oakland's city hall to be affected by the movement. protester are calling for a general strike in the city today which could affect your commute, even your ability to do business or go to the atm. amy hollyfield is live in oakland with a preview. >> reporter: banks are one of their targets. also port of oakland. they will be mar are -- they will be marching through the
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streets. some businesses closed, some shutting down to an individual possible confrontations. others showing support for the movement. some business say the protest and demonstration like today have been hurting their bottom line. protesters are calling on people to skip work and school to show the 1% of the wealthiest americans their power in the economy. city officials have asked police to have a minimal presence today. they are expecting the event will be peaceful. >> i think the city have seen the overwhelming force they used in oakland was unnecessary. they don't want problems. they would advise the police to hang back. hopefully everyone is respectful we do this with love so the country will see we are all one part of the 99%. >> reporter: the hope is their biggest statement will happen at the port of oakland. they are planning to shut it down around 7:00 tonight. the port director says workers
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will not be encouraged or discouraged from exercising their first amendment rights. nurses union has encouraged its members to participate. 250 teachers have called in for substitutes today. richmond's mayor will be here marching in solidarity. a lot of support for the movement today. some of the people here at the occupy oakland camp who have been here since the beginning say this is great, but they are hoping the support will continue beyond today's march. amy hollyfield abc7 news. because of the general strike today your commute may ab affected. bart and ac transit are for possible disruptions downtown. both agencies are urging customers to plan ahead. we'll have up to the minute transit information on our website abc7news.com/traffic. no unnecessary force will be used against occupy san francisco protesters to move them out of justin herman plaza. that was the result of a
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resolution passed by the board of supervisors. city officials5 organizers say they are willing to continue talking. the mayor says the cost to clean justin herman plaza will be funded privately. dining out in the buff is being banned in san francisco. the board of have advisers has unanimously passed a protest al to keep naked people out of restaurants. in addition, ists who want to sit on public seating will have -- will have to put down some sort of material like a towel. the measure is intend today maintain health standards. the board still needs to take a final vote. the ban could go into effect thirty days after it is signed by mayor lee. vallejo no longer a bankruptcy city. judge released the city from bankruptcy yesterday after three years of reorganizing. the council declared bankruptcy in may of 2008 to give it protection from creditors. it allowed the city to
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renegotiate contracts. staffers consider more to health plans firefighters have lower pensions no longer a minimum staffing requirement for the fire department. >> san jose mayor calling for the city council to raise the tax on medical marijuana collectives. last friday medical marijuana clubs submitted almost 48,000 signatures for the city to either repeal the regulations or submit the referendum to voters in a special election. the san jose mercury news reports the mayor wants to raise the pot tax from 7% to 10% for one year. that would buy in one million dollars to pay for the election. -- high winds followed by rain and cooler temperatures starting to feel like indian summer is coming to an end. >> oh yeah, it is. especially with that rain moving in that is going to be something special. >> definitely need some rain out there it is bone dry and the air is dry also humidity
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levels down in the single digits at some points last night through this morning. cold front there it is still slated for tomorrow. before it gets here shoving that high pressure out of the way that's why we'll relax the winds during mid morning to mid afternoon. because we have winds right now where there isn't any 48 fremont, 46 novato 48 santa rosa the rest us of in the 50s to low to mid 60s around half moon bay into san francisco. winds have taken all moisture and pollution and marine lay yard gone eradicated it gone -- -- visibilities unlimited this morning. 40s and 50s through the 8:00 hour. high clouds from time to time around noon. mainly low to mid 60s along the coast into san francisco oakland san rafael mid to upper 60s the rest of us during the lunch hour.
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here's your 7-day talked about the chance of thunder thursday friday we put an icon up there. next chance of showers sunday monday tuesday dry still cooler than average. the roadways still off to a quiet start this morning. no problems to report for south bay commute. live look at 101 at 880 to san jose traffic flowing freely in both directions. ace train 1 rough start 13 minute delays. muni bart cal train ac all checking in problem-free. service could be impacted later today due to the general strike planned in oakland. allow yourself a little extra time. 5:38. massive -- e-mail predicting
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an earthquake goes viral. the man who sent it -- well the woman who sent it now says never mind. we'll explain. two little girls are resting in separate beds for the first time ever this morning. up day on the remarkable surgery to separate conjoined twins.
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these sweehoney clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyo recognition. fibeone.
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. 5:42. for the first time in their lives two little girls who lived as conjoined twins will wake up in separate beds this morning. the two-year-olds underwent 12 hours of surgery yesterday at children's hospital. they shared a diaphragm and liver. the muscle and organ were split in two during the long delicate operation. the toddlers will remain in the hospital for two weeks. doctors don't expect them to undergo any more surgeries. earthquake concerns are spreading like shockwaves if you will in the bay area. after a professor's e-mail went viral. she sent an e-mail to relatives saying federal geologists are predicting a magnitude .0 quake in berkeley in the next two to three weeks. she says a student assistant to a councilmember told her class that geologists told the council that recent small quakes were an indicator of a bigger one to come.
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the u.s. geological survey says scientific organizes wouldn't make a statement like that. the professor is now apologizing, saying she only meant it is good to be prepared. water icers may notice something different for the next few days. water officials say -- say it may taste or smell differently. the san francisco publish utilities commission says it is using more water than usual from the reservoir on the alameda line that water contains more algae than water from the sierra. officials stress the reservoir water is safe. the utility is tapping in to draw the water level down in preparation for a a dam replacement project. wal-mart plans to use your children to get you into stores this weekend. >> oh my. no store has ever done that before. >> the bloomberg business report coming up.
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the deal that is going to end one of the most public divorces in history and put a for sale sign on the l.a. dodgers. victory for bank customers. will it last? bank of america changed its mind about charging a new fee but the fee fight may not be over. a group of american soldiers who extraordinary sacrifices is about to the recognition it deserves.
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rough the afternoon hours. eureka dry at 57. breezes tapering around reno and tahoe 53. low to mid 70s central valley. winds down in l.a. santa ana kicking up there. 5:48 now. customers five, bank of america nothing. the final score after a customer revolt forced bofa to drop plans to charge $5 for every debit card transaction. katie is in our newsroom with more on this win for the little guy. >> impressive stat the. bank. america customers reveling in their victory. is it a temporary win? the proposed $5 a month fee
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for using your atm card to buy stuff will not be implemented. the decision follows the same move by wes fargo and jp mar -- by wells fargo and jpmorgan chase. online petition was popular. >> i happened to be the person that started the petition if it wasn't for 306,000 who signed it, it wouldn't be any more. >> i think it is great no reason to charge us they make enough money off the merchants as it is. >> bank of america released this statement: we are not charging the fee and will not be moving forward with any additional plans to do so. here's the catch banks say new federal regulations are costing them billions. so experts predict they will find another way to charge their customers. katie marzullo abc7 news. the san francisco giants' biggest rifle is now officially for sale.
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last night major league baseball and current denialers' owner frank mccourt agreed to sale the -- team in june the mccourt filed for bankruptcy. two years he has been fighting keep the team while going through a bitter divorce. he bought the dodgers for 421 million dollars. the stopblers are expected to sell for two to three time as much. major league baseball hopes to have a new owner by opening day next year. 5:50. mike will give us more -- >> trying to get the latest information on when that rain going to get here. it is so dry this morning red flag warning continues. beautiful picture of some of the calmness around the bay as we look back towards the port of oakland from our roof cam. red flag warning extended to 9:00 this morning. winds gusting above 1000 feet.
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humidity levels down in the single digits. definitely dry out there. diablo range east bay hills north bay mountains watch out for that fire danger through 9:00. still 40s around santa rosa novato and fremont. rest of us in the 50s and 60s. upper 40s santa cruz watsonville gilroy 42. mostly sunny and calmer as the afternoon unfolds. showers definitely in tomorrow's forecast cooler for all of us. possibly wet again over the weekend. it will remain cooler than average through at least tuesday. low to mid 70s today with high clouds and sun. richmond san francisco half moon bay 70. santa rose saks, concord antioch palo alto san francisco 75 livermore 76. 78 gilroy warm spot to the south 75 watsonville to 70 in
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monterey with a lot of sun. tonight 50 in oakland. mainly 40s for the rest of us. going to be calm and nearly cloud-free for the better part of the overnight hours that could help north bay drop into upper 30s bay the morning. clouds quickly move in after that here's a timeframe on when this system is going to get to us. thankfully, the areas are low stronger areas of energy are moving to the north. we are getting the tail end of the system as we do this time of the year. cool air is the bigger story we= today nothing going on as far as rain. by the end of tomorrow's morning compute rain breaking out in the north bay. showers throughout the afternoon. early afternoon hours and then a break and then more showers will develop through the evening overnight hours and into friday morning. rainfall amounts light you may still need to keep the
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sprinkler system on. temperatures 10 to 12° cooler tomorrow. our temperatures remain below average everyday in the forecast after that. we may have a frost in the north bay valleys saturday morning a break before the next system rolls in saturday evening into sunday with the possibility of showers. monday tuesday drier more sun still cool for this time of the year. have a great day. your overall ride this morning still checking in accident-free. drive times out of antioch on highway 4 out to pittsburg 14 minutes. typical slow downs on westbound 580 from 205 towards the dublin interchange, 23 minutes. ride along the east shore freeway from the carquinez bridge to the maze 19 minutes. once you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, a few more headlights still no metering
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lights and no delays reported into san francisco. for the latest traffic go to abc7news.com/traffic. it is 5:54. parents listen up. wal-mart is planning free activities and cupcakes for kids this weekend to get shoppers in ahead of black friday. >> here's jane king with the bloomberg business report. good morning. wal-mart's new strategy to get holiday shoppers get them in early and love 'em up good. promising super saturday event this weekend with savings on electronics and household items and balloons activities and free cupcakes for kids. part of an effort to lure shoppers in early ahead of black friday midnight sales. by the way wal-mart offering customers who sign up on facebook or wal-mart.com a sneak peek of day after thanksgiving sale prices. bank of america's plans to charge a debit card fee research firm says banks may
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hike existing fees or raise introductory rates on credit card instead. gift idea for that someone who has everything. how about an ipad two with gold diamonds and dinosaur bones? sold by stuart hughes for eight million bucks each. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. celebrity animal protectionists bob barker will be on capitol hill today to lead a new effort to restrict use of exotic animals in circuses. the protection act is backed by animal defenders international and the performing animal welfare society. the bill is sponsored by a virginia democratic congressman moran. they say the bill aims to end what they call animal cruelty in traveling circuses. the industry maintains its animals are well treated and cared for. red tailed hawk shot in
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the head with a nail gun is headed back to the wild today. the hawk spent 10 days recovering after plying around with a nail piercing is skull for several -- beaks. the group wild rescue captured the bird october 21st in golden gate park. $10,000 reward being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who did this. gilroy man among the japanese-american war heroes honored by congress today for fighting nazies in europe and racism at home. an 88-year-old was a member of the famous all japanese-american combat team which saw some of the most brutal combat of world war ii while they were fighting in europe many of their families were living in internment camps back home. they will receive the congressional geld medical today with two other japanese-american units -- . 5:56.
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beware of the price of the peanut. favorite food is about to cost more. a state court hands over victory in the battle over a controversial measurement to reduce gang violence. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney live near napa a grass fire continues to burn. now a wild card has ended that could lead to more destroyed buildings. the story coming up.
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